By Prince Bashir Adefaka
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“They are the main devils militating against the success, progress, and rise of Nigeria to developed nation status where aluminum companies would have produced made in Nigeria products and other manufacturing companies would follow suit. But because of their irrationality, they are proudly believing more in foreign goods and by so doing turning Nigerians to persistent consumer and not productive people. But when the result of that which they caused – through which they already exported jobs and employments to other countries – now comes, they still hypocritically refuse to take responsibility. They are blaming the most sincere and most working President in Buhari, of Nigeria so far, for the unemployment in the land.”
On this platform (The DEFENDER) I see the true Nigerian dream already fulfilled. I know why; engendered discipline that uncompromisingly checked proliferation of hate speeches and diversionary postings.
This is what the new government of Nigeria wants to do for the larger Nigerian society but because the people generally lack the culture of discipline or accepting improved attitude in the angle of culture of politeness, some just wake up one day and see that the economic cash cow of the country is in their part of the country and they bomb it thereby throwing Nigeria into recession. The fact that they opposed deployment of soldiers show they (governments, monarchs, politicians) back them. But military undauntedness achieved it. Where is Tompolo today?
The other, who has once vowed that the government of the day would never have one vote in their own region, now wake up to the reality of consequences of their evil intentions and actions against the government and, instead for them to show remorse, they go into treason declaring Statehood making propaganda as if the whole world being behind their agitations will push the General in government of Nigeria to look their side.
But because they see that the New Sheriff in town and his now restrategised Armed Forces would not care whose ox is gored, as demonstrated in the Operation Python Dance II, their governors proscribed the violent front they used in doing that. But that was not until the Nigerian Military had classified that group as “Militant Terrorist Organisation”.
From another region that had historically prided itself to be most educated in the country, some of their leaders, because they have compromised dignity and integrity due to partisan money change hand, entered into unholy alliance with the region that produced the now proscribed terrorist group in the name of secessionism thinking the rest of their region are as entirely unwisely reasoning as they are. They too plotted, not to join the “country” on plan by their terrorist neighbour but, to declare their own “country.”
All of these forget that a woman who fails to realise the success of her united marriage with her husband and so plot separation either by divorcing or killing the husband will surely face the consequences of her evil, unreasonable, unforeseen aftermath effect. We have told them this, using the South Sudan as a case study.
They are the main devils militating against the success, progress, and rise of Nigeria to developed nation status where aluminum companies would have produced made in Nigeria products and other manufacturing companies would follow suit. But because of their irrationality, they are proudly believing more in foreign goods and by so doing turning Nigerians to persistent consumer and not productive people.
But when the result of that which they caused – through which they already exported jobs and employments to other countries – now comes, they still hypocritically refuse to take responsibility. They are blaming the most sincere and most working President in Buhari, of Nigeria so far, for the unemployment in the land.
Unfortunately, those elected into one of the three arms of the government: NASS reason exactly like their myopic electors. Each and every effort of Buhari government to push the car moving forward they kick, “waka come”, and summon members and agents of the executive to claim that they are probing.
Just imagine, how many probes by Nigerian Senate and House of Representatives of the Eight Experience (Assembly) have had good results? They probed EFCC indictment of Senator Mwaoboshi over an allegation of taking Delta contract money without doing the job a d bought properties with same in Lagos. Nwaoboshi used the media hype backed by Senate. But today court of competent jurisdiction has ordered forfeiture of those EFCC confiscated properties. Don’t forget he had denied connection with those properties.
The same Senate probed Hameed Ali-led Customs allegation against Saraki and other Senators over importation fraud; same allegation of certificate forgery against Dino Melaye and forgery of Senate Rules by Saraku and Ekweremady. Not only did they clear and acquit themselves in some of the allegations but also, in others, no end no tail.
By these collective misbehaviours, jobs and employments that should engage Nigerian youths after graduation – either as university, polytechnic college graduates, school leavers or artisans – have been exported abroad.
What do you have? Nigerians throng those countries abroad in search of the jobs and employments exported from their own country by the evil acts of their own electorates and bad leaders/politicians and they call it greener pastures. There can never be greener pastures better than what is obtainable on ground in Nigeria.
Up till when Buhari came in 1984 through 1985, was there any linguistic term called “greener pasture” in Nigeria? No. You had people going to acquire knowledge abroad but they surely returned to practice in Nigeria. Some even acquired the knowledge through correspondence and they later rose to become masters, doctors and professors: they are the only generation that meant well for Nigeria. Those we have today are so myopic, so guilty of mediocrity, so unreal that all available means for younger generation to acknowledge knowledge to grow the nation, they block in the name of JAMB and Post-UTME. Those of South West would now see the North doing well for themselves with remedial school as people who have no capacity for acquiring knowledge. If they appreciate the height that Northerners have long achieved in Qur’anic knowledge, which is more technical than mathematics and sciences, they will never judge their ability to acquire knowledge by how they speak English, which is merely to them an alternative to the Arabic and Hausa that they choose as their stronger means of acquiring all branches of knowledge.
All of these are the anomalies President Muhammadu Buhari came and has been trying to place corrective measures upon. All his ministers and agencies heads have keyed into this. But one way or the other, the evil members of the society would try to accuse him and his ministers of the same corruption for which they were voted out of power. Take for instance how they changed the Kachikwu/Baru simple matter to issue of corruption. Defeated PDP, NASS, SERAP, some other lawyers back that misrepresentations and the media (excluding The DEFENDER) did not save the situation as they tolled the line of the mediocre in the whole controversy. I mean, what could have led the media to headlines like “NNPC Contract Scam”? It means they didn’t ask question before they go to press and in their follow up they did nothing new.
So also is JAMB cut off mark thing and the new school curriculum that Christian Association of Nigeria turned to religious battle.
All of these evil plots failed because Buhari stood his ground. So, by this, the hope of a better Nigeria is bright and here.
*Prince Bashir Adefaka, Lagos Journalist and social media activist on the positive side, wrote this comment for The DEFENDER.